Family Reunion: Holy Wrestling
Pastor Jason Butterick explores Jacob's wrestling encounter with God where a new name and a lifelong impediment are given to Jacob as Israel. It is not the victories or the losses in life that have the power to change us. It is the draws, the near victories, and near losses.
Family Reunion: When "Hairy" Met "Heel-Grabber"
The rivalry between the two brothers began in Rebecca's wombs. It only gets worst afterward. Esau is strong and likable, but he is foolish, exchanging God's promise for a bowl of "red stuff." Jacob is conniving and grasping, but he longs for the birthright and blessing of his father. Whether strong, likable, but foolish, or conniving and grasping, God works anyway.